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at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
in to northern new jersey. we have a few in western maryland and west virginia. temperature-wise it is really muggy and sticky out there. 81 cambridge at this hour. even in the mid to upper 70s in the shenandoah valley. we are at 79. 84 by 9:00. and this afternoon some scattered storms move north to south. temperatures by five in the upper 80s. time for traffic. >>> good morning. we are keeping an eye on the accident at prince william parkway near the hack kwan river bridge. all westbound lanes, one lane is open. all eastbound lanes are closed. avoid the area. the closures will be in place the next half hour or. so in manassas, an ongoing police activity is disrupting traffic between wellington and nokesville road. that will be in place for a while. avoid the area if you can. interstate traffic on 95, volume is picking up between prince william parkway and lorton, but all lanes are open. up to 395, duke and seminary, volume there as well but no major incidents or accidents reported but a crash in maryland, 270, route 85 off to the right shoulder. we are seeing some traffic b
couple of days. a water main break in potomac, maryland that has south glen road closed between lorton and glen road road. and river is the alternate once again. on the outer loop things are slowing down between colesville road and georgia avenue. for beach goers throughout, yeah it is the weekend, 50 eastbound, things are looking good for you. on the inner loop in virginia, things are clear out here. sun is trying to rise. on the outer loop, we are finding a slow go to telegraph. and 50 to 123 is how we wrap it up. building more volume and delay is on the way. back to you. >>> this morning, police in the district are investigating a double shooting. it happened just hours ago. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live with the latest. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so far police are not saying anything about suspects. all we know is that two people, two young men, according to neighbors, are fighting for their lives in a local hospital. they are both reported to be in serious if not critical condition. as for right now, you can see that at least
, maryland home. >> we have a cancer parent who has -- who is on insulin. we have two other elderly people in the block. every day i told them that. >> reporter: pepco says it will be midnight until power is restored to those who lost electricity from sunday's storm. much of the work centered in montgomery county where crews are running in to problems with underground service there. they say restoration right now is one customer at a time. >> in this gentleman's case, we had a crew on site. and they were doing work and when that work was finished, they assumed that everything was fine on that particular circuit. so they left. now we found out there was additional damage. >> reporter: he argues the claim by the montgomery county executive that the company was slow to respond. pepco says the immediate goal, of course, is to get folks back up and running. we are talking about 2700 people out of power including yesterday's storm and sunday's storm. 200 folks are still out of power since sunday. they say after that they will assess the situation, assess the job they have been doing, trying to b
big story tonight at 11:00. day two of being left high and dry for nearly two million maryland residents. mandatory water bans still in effect tonight as emergency repairs continue on a faulty water main in potomac. fox 5's jennifer davis has those details. >> reporter: wssc says it will have people out here around the clockworking till this pipe is both drained and repaired but they say until that happens it is really important that customers out there restrict their water usage so that firefighters, hospitals and anyone would really need it is will have it. they say right now people are not cutting back enough. the problem is a weakened section of a 96-inch water main. they are asking all its customers to reduce their water usage by about a third t so far usessage has only declined less than 10%. the pool manager says they're doing their part. they held off filling the pool much longer than usual and wssc says everyone can do a little bit. >> no watering outside. no watering your lawns. don't wash your car. no topping off a swimming pool. inside your house folks can definitel
week, possibly flirting with 100. hagerstown, 59. 50 in martinsburg. manassas 52. clinton, maryland 57. i wanted to show you garrett college, deep creek lake, 45 degrees this morning. oh, my gosh. we have high pressure centered on top of us. it stay with us through the holiday weekend. no rain for july 4th and no rain for today. we'll go from 75 at 9:00 to 83 at noon. 88 by 6:00. i'll have the rest of your details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thanks, kim. >>> we have breaking news this morning, an amber alert has been issued in maryland. police are looking for 2-year-old aaron gomez. he was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants. little aaron gomez was last seen near adelphi, maryland and police believe the suspect with him, a 22-year-old man. he does have two tatoos one that says lidia on his neck and ice on his arm. he may be driving a black nissan sentra with maryland tags 5fj-e 91. >>> we're also following some breaking news out of the democratic republican of the jong. a u.n. radio station is reporting 190 people are dead after a truck carrying oil flipped and explode
time to head out to 95. staying in maryland. 66 is looking good all morning long. eastbound and westbound from centreville to 495. not seeing anything blocking the travel lanes. in gaithersburg, maryland, drivers commuter alert is in place approaching shady grove. blocking the right lane. emergency crews are trying to clear it up. hopefully -- hopefully it will be gone in a short time. the inner loop a in maryland, a crash on the right shoulder. not causing major delays both side of the american legion, no problems and 95 and bw parkway as we switch to the maps looking good between 695 and 495. no problems reported. back to andrea. >>> you can take a shower this morning but don't let it last too long and don't let the water run while you brush your teeth. that's the order from wssc because of a leaking water main. kristin fisher is live in potomac, maryland where work to fix the leak is going on around the clock. good morning. >> reporter: that's right. this work will likely be going on around the clock until at least monday. and until then what this means for 1.8 million ws
of maryland on the outer loop from 95 to georgia seeing more head lights. many are more people on the roadways but no complaints from 95 to georgia. route 4, route 5 and 301, right now still quiet out there on the maps. not picking up anything out of the ordinary. as we move to virginia, though and checking out how things are on 395, nice and quiet from duke all the way to the 14th street bridge. >>> marc managers have scheduled a second straight meeting with commuters at union station. they are trying to reassure train riders that steps are being taken after several missteps in the last ten days. kristin fisher is live at union station with more. good morning. >> there were actually two big marc meetings here in washington yesterday. one was a meet the marc managers event held here at union station for all marc rider and the other was an emergency meeting of the marc riders a advisory council to address the problems that have been taking place on the penn line over the past two weeks -- weeks. ten days ago, almost 1,000 passengers on a northbound penn line train were stranded on the tracks fo
over there. back to the live camera in maryland. 270 from father hurley to the split. all lanes are open and no incidents or accidents reported. same story on 50. i think people are coming back. the toll plaza to the beltway. maybe from the eastern shore things looking good there, as well. and finally if people have to go in to dc for issues not a lot of people are working right now. all clear in dc, as well. back to you. >>> thank you. >>> at the top of the hour we are following breaking news. a couple of houses on fire in northwest northeast washington. this is a live picture from island avenue just east of north capitol street in northeast washington. two homes caught fire. 75 firefighters responded to the scene and got it under control in 15 minutes. the good news there are no reports of any injuries. a nice day and engineering made the 4th of july one to remember on the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people crowded downtown and places around town and took in an amazing fireworks display and concert. the perfect backdrop for america's 234th birthday. >> it was marve
. still 83 at andrews. 81 down in southern maryland and 81 andrews. -- excuse me, national with upper 60s in the shenandoah rally and 70 in martinsburg and cumberland and the heat index in the low to mid-80s in spots. another blistering day. heat index 105. the heat advisory up to 11:00. code orange air quality and upper 90s by lunchtime. topping off around 101, 102 again. here's angie with the latest traffic. >>> take a look. it is nice and quiet across the viewing area. this is just how we like it. happy wednesday, everybody. move it outside and show you the outer loop from 95 to 270. looking at a clear drive. as we teenage you to route 4, route 5 and 301, we want you to know there are no incidents or accidents to report on those roadways and the beltway in virginia, we want you to know between the wilson bridge and the american legion we are finding drivers are nothing but at speed. no incidents or accidents along the way. if you are traveling on 95 northbound, looks like we are delay free from dumfries up to the springfield interchange. andrea, back to you. >>> if you are seeing us th
exit. in to maryland we go. actually 270 southbound. we will take it. 121 to the beltway moving at speed and 495 between 95 and 270, pretty sweet. no incidents or accidents to report at this time or any major delays. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we bring you some of the stories happening in your world today. all eyes will be on the atlantic and tropical storm bonnie. the path takes it over the florida keys by tonight. after that the storm will head to the gulf of mexico. it could make land fall by monday. >>> congress has until today to reject the district's legalization of medical marijuana. so far, no action is expected. even if it is allowed the rules and dispensaries could be months away. >>> the army 0 chief of staff holds a retire ceremony for general mcchrystal. he lost his job last month over comments he made at a magazine interview. he will still retire as a four star general. >>> also today metro riders are getting new promises about those hefty escalators. kristin fisher is live at the dupont circle station with more. >> metro is saying the chaos w
of a big rally in washington today. but right now we begin our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> good morning. we are looking similar to the last few days in maryland where it is hot and sticky with more thunderstorms here and there, especially this afternoon. looking at things this morning relatively quiet. western maryland seeing a couple of showers this morning. as we start in the 60s and 70s and will climb to the 80-degree mark or so by 9:00 a.m. through midday, the chance of thunderstorms start to increase from west to east to the lunch hour. well though the 80s to 90s. highs topping out low 90s in spots this afternoon with a threat of a thunderstorm or two. >>> a couple of cameras focusing on maryland traffic. we begin with a live shot at quince orchard and clopper road. drivers are stopped at the light. overall no problems to report out this way. as we shift things over to georgia avenue and viersmill looks like the same situation. nice and quiet. and finally all aboard, we are flying over 50 westbound from the bay bridge to bowie toward washington. loo
bridge. you are going to watch for the new traffic pattern due to construction. in maryland 270 we have been tracking the traffic all morning and around the germantown area volume is starting to build and finally show you the outer and inner loop. happy to report from 95 and 270, smooth sailing. back to you. >>> we want to get to the big things happening in our our world today. the house will vote whether to extend unemployment benefits. president obama said he is eager to sign it in to law. it would help more than 2.5 million people. >>> oil spill workers are pulling out of the gulf of mexico. that's because of tropical weather threatening the region. the effort to plug the well has been halted for now, just days away from completion. >>> the white house is challenge to arizona's illegal immigration law goes before a judge today. it calls the crackdown unconstitutional but supporters say it enforces federal law. it is scheduled to take effect one week from today. >>> and we are learning more about how police found the man they think killed four women in largo, maryland. kristin fisher
been blocking three lanes. watch for that if you are heading out on 495 in maryland. as we switch over, quiet between 95 and 270. no problems to report here. the beltway as we switch over to see how things are looking between springfield and tysons corner, clean and green. no problems. on 95 in virginia that might be heavy later today as people make their way back to dc but right now things are looking good northbound and southbound and finally in dc we are moving on m street right now looking on key bridge over to georgetown. no big problems reported. back to you. >>> hopefully this will be the last day more than 1 million wssc customers in montgomery and prince georges counties have to conserve water. crews are hoping to finish repairs on a 96-inch main which shows signs of rupturing last week. kristin fisher is live in potomac, maryland with the latest. >> good morning. very good news this morning. wssc is reporting that old repairs on the pipe behind me should be complete by some point today. but until then wssc is requiring that these mandatory water restrictions stay in effect fo
maryland and culpeper. 79 fredericksburg but gaithersburg much more comfortable. 66 cumberland an oakland and maryland, garrett county 59 degrees. locally 70s out there with a few 60s. and gaithersburg at 68. looking at a good day with temperatures that will push 90. less humidity as we head to the afternoon. angie? >> traffic alert for you. traffic alert for you early on, as you would expect with weather conditions and the remnants we are dealing with this morning. new york avenue is closed in both directions. this is between first street northeast and northwest due to a fatal accident investigation. use florida over to rhode island to new jersey as your alternate. a lot of downed wires and downed trees in the area to report. the two biggies. maryland 212 as you go to the maps is closed and that is because of downed wires and then this is a downed tree on 410 that has the road closed cypress to glendale. we have many lights out throughout the region. 355 river road, your approaching a dark intersection treat it as a four-way stop. factor in extra minutes for the commute. we are expecting
recreation center. that is 3310 gates december head manor way in silver spring, maryland near the briggs chaney road and route 29. the 311 call center has been activated and is available for nonemergency calls. the number is 311 if you are in montgomery county. outside of the county the number is 240-777-0311. jessica, back to you. >> thank you, kristin. >>> sky 9 is currently over a damaged apartment on cherry hill road. we are bringing you photos of that. you can see some of the road has been sheered off the complex. this is cherry hill road in college park. of course more damage from the storm we have been talking about a all morning. the live sky 9 pictures dramatic, giving us a sense of what we have been looking out throughout the area with the intense damage we have been seeing. trees down and in this case it was most likely wind damage that ripped the roof off of the complex. we will bring you more as we learn more about the situation. >>> the victim and a mother were in a minivan when a large tree toppled on them on sunday. rescue crews cut off the top of the vehicle to reach the
dropped 200. -- excuse me it dropped from 200 to 140. and in maryland, bge only has seven customers still in the dark. that number does not include the outages in baltimore or in the greater baltimore area. so we definitely have some good news there. we are seeing some pretty significant signs of progress. but keep in mind we have a whole day of triple-digit temperatures. take a listen to how one pepco modines what it is like to work underground while repairing power lines in the middle of the heat wave. >> you go underground and it is an oven. it is not a steam bath. it is an oven. the wires are cooked an men and women down there cooked. it is brutal. >> reporter: working in anen does not sound like fun but that is what pepco crews behind me have been doing the past, almost 24 hours now. what they are doing is going underground and repairing these power lines that are literally burned, if you take a look at them. they are actually charred because it got so hot underground. i know for all of you -- actually if you are without power you probably can't see us right now but for people withou
the beltway to the 14th street bridge. no problems to report. no construction in the way. in maryland, on the inand outer loop, doing fine and wrap it up with a glance at 270. we are watching volume build around 109. that's the traffic. now back to you. >>> we are learning more about the man prince georges county police say will be remembered as one of the most notorious serial killers in our history. he worked as a part-time employee at the u.p.s. facility. kristin fisher is joining us from prince georges county with more. >> reporter: good morning. police here say they will not release his name until he is formally charged, but one investigator is already calling this person of interest the most intelligent criminal he's ever dealt with. now prince georges county police now believe a 27-year- old upper marlboro man is responsible for last year's mother/daughter murders in largo. the person of interest is accused of killing two mother and daughter and he lived with his parents within a two mile radius of both sets of victims. he worked part time at u.p.s. in landover where he met cus
. notice on the maps in potomac, maryland still following a water main break. as a result of it, road closures include south glen road closed between glen and norton. you want to use river as the alternate. kristin fisher is live at the scene and will have a report coming up. on 270, no problem spots to report out of frederick past germantown road to the split. hey, virginia, 66 eastbound, man, you are looking good from manassas past 123 toward inside the beltway. and 395 heading northbound, glad to report that that earlier construction between duke and seminary is now gone. you can see clearly here, drivers are moving at speed. andrea, back to you. >>> this morning, thousands of our neighbors are under outdoor water restrictions thanks to another water main problem. time a smaller main is involved. it ruptured on wednesday afternoon at the intersection of south glen road and deep glen drive in potomac. kristin fisher is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. public works crews at the city of rockville have been here around the clock since the pipe burst yesterday afternoon.
. >> hold up high and get a towel. >>> check out maryland. it is a muggy day out here. we have some clouds mixing with the sunshine and we are expecting temperatures today, which will be moving on to a higher priority here than they are now. in the 70s, upper 70s in many areas south. as we head to the 9:00 you are hour get ready for 80s. we will get there quickly. sunshine and a couple of clouds. lunchtime looks sunny in most areas. 92 frederick. 87 across parts of southern maryland. even western maryland, cumberland in the upper 80s and later this afternoon, slight chance of a thunderstorm and in a couple of spots. many highs will be above the 90- degree mark. look at the maryland traffic this morning. here's patranya bhoolsuwan. >> thank you, howard. staying dry out there. my goodness. a look at route 29 an industrial parkway. one of the intersections where i believe traffic lights are still not working and crews are on the scene trying to direct traffic out there. as we heard from kristin, 20 lights are not working. intersections are not working properly here. so do be extra careful. as
immigrants and served as maryland's secretary of state. >>> now to fredrick where right now firefighters are mopping up after a bear of a fire near downtown. check out this video courtesy off sky 9. you see the smoke filling the sky, flames shooting through the roof. this fire broke out around 7:00 at this commercial building near all saints street. a fire house is just around the corner so it only took a minute for the crews to get there. initially they attacked this blaze from inside the belly of the beast. >> once they were in there and inside attacking the fire for 10-15 minutes the fire was just too great and the heat was great and the fire was spreading faster than they could extinguish from the inside. >> hard to hear him but he said the fire was too great. the heat was too great so the crews had to pull back and fight the flames from the outside. at one point as many as 100 firefighters had to hit this fire. fortunately though, no serious injuries reported. no word yet on how it started though. >>> right now hurricane alex lashing the southern tip of texas and northeastern mexico
. tonight, there are new water restrictions in maryland. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. confusion over who owns that water main in potomac led to a delay in getting the water turned off. as a result, thousands of customers are now being asked to conserve. jackie bensen was the first to get an up-close look at the geyser this afternoon. she has more. >> reporter: the geyser of water gushed past the level of power lines and treetops. the water main break in the 100900 block happened around 9:30 p.m. >> kind of like niagara falls. i'm hoping it doesn't make it up there. >> reporter: it was a couple hours before officials were able to confirm the 24-inch pipe belonged not to the washington suburban sanitary commission but to the city of rockville. it is a separate water system and the pipe that ruptured is its largest. >> this is our main transmission line. this is the entire water supply that comes from our treatment plant on the potomac river. it supplies our system. >> right here. >> reporter: montgomery county police closed the street as the hole caused by the
of maryland graduate who lived in the same neighborhood in largo, maryland, as the victims. he worked for a delivery service and had access to a customer database where police believe he found his victims. that man is in jail tonight on an unrelated gun charge. >> he will go down as one of the most vile murderers and criminals in the history of the united states. >> police say sources have also linked the same person of interest to the murder of vilma butler in 2008. her body was found in her house which had been set fire. >>> reds-light cameras will officially go online in arlington county in less than an hour. while many drivers are wary about the effectiveness, some local officials say you can't argue with statistics. craig melvin joined us with this story. hi, craig. >> reporter: we're at the corner of ft. meyer just over the bridge of arlington. i want to show you this camera behind me. at 12:01 if that camera catches you running a red, you'll get a ticket in the mail. you had been getting warnings until now. meanwhile, over the bridge the number of drivers getting tickets in the
in the murder of two mothers and daughters in largo, maryland last year and also a person of interest in the murder of velma butler. her body was found in her burnt out home in 2008. she too was a woman living with her daughter. now we're not releasing the person of interest's name but we do know he's 27, a college graduate and a former u.p.s. employee. here is scott broom with how authorities are piecing this all together. >> reporter: the key break in all of this came in a stolen gun string operation conducted by atf. a routine stolen gun investigation in july of 2009 is what focused investigators on this person of interest. he was busted with an accomplice after a sting surveillance operation in the parking lot of the u.p.s. facility where he worked, allegedly trying to sell stolen weapons. but it was warrants served on his home that turned up other evidence that linked him to a number of home invasion robberies in the area. quickly prince george's county police focused in on him as the prime person of interest in the 2009 mother-daughter murders where an intruder killed karen and
of relentless heat compou compounded by humidity. thousands in d.c., maryland and virginia found themselves without power. a busy commercial section lost power for much of the day. >> starting on the other side of 13th street, some manholes that did pop. we probably have burnt cable. we're going to splice, repair the damage. try to get it done this evening. >> reporter: harry thomas jr. says his constituents are frustrated and he and others want answers. >> we're glad they're calling an emergency hearing on this, but we're reviewing the process if place and wonder why this should happen because our most vulnerable citizens and those with health issues are now in pearl. >> reporter: he said he would like to see the city open more cooling centers. back to you. >> thanks. >>> now, veronica johnson joins us when we'll get a break. >> it's coming. just hang on. the record for today, 100 degrees. 95 at reagan national, we flirt wd the record heat again and well above the average of 88 degrees. so, 95, cooler than yesterday, but the humidity was sky high all day long. persistently high with dew po
'm trying to say. you don't want to miss that. leonardtown, maryland coming up at 6:00 this morning. are they dealing with a little bit of rain showers in that area too. >> there will be just a little bit down to the south but mainly we will see most of the wet weather kick in late into the course of tonight more than anything else. right now, here is a look at satellite-radar composite. we have the spin going around across the area and just a few showers to our far west but we are looking at a chance of seeing some of that later today but tonight will be our primary time but as far as today is concerned, things are pretty clear out there as far as the skies are concerned so not a whole lot going on. here is a look at your current temperatures. 77degrees at national airport. 77 at baltimore. 76 at dulles and 78 degrees this hour already at winchester. and for today, we are still talking humid conditions. thunderstorms by tonight. late this afternoon, by tonight is what we're talking about. mainly, i think it will fob the majority of our area, it will be like after midnight more than
in germantown, maryland actually boy is recovering this morning after he nearly drowned actually lifeguard watched as the boy chaseed a ball into the deep end of the pool. she says at one point he began floating on his stomach. he didn't respond to the lifeguard's whistle so she jumped into water, pulled him out and called the paramedics. >> i put him into the emergency position, tilt the victim's head back and make sure there is nothing obstructing their airway. it is something you have to be constantly vigilant. you're just always ready for a save. >> the cdc says each day, three children in america die from drowning. another four receive emergency care for nonfatal injuries. >>> a local lawyer is helping rescue fishermen from the gulf oil disaster. >> coming up next, his mission to put them back in hair boats. why he says bp is slowing down the process. >>> good morning. after lots of heat and humidity yesterday, conditions today even worse. i'll have the details on the forecast. it gets a little bitter on the five-day. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming
spots to 68, 9 # 69. 70 gaithersburg and 73 to the north. 74 winchester. in southern maryland at the pax naval air station. another hot sticky day with scattered thunderstorms. highs pushing 90 to 95. right now a couple of clouds. it is 5:00 a.m. here's angie. >> wake up, washington. not so bad out there but you can see we do have smack in the middle an issue. take you to northwest dc and show you the live shot. connecticut avenue is closed at calvert. that's because we have ongoing police activity. you want to use cathedral as the alternate. keeping it moving. let's take it to the outer loop in maryland. 95 to 270, smooth sailing. in virginia, 66 eastbound, we are tracking the taillights. they are moving at speed from centreville to inside the beltway. and 395, you are going to find lanes wide open until you get to the 14th street bridge where we have a new traffic pattern in place due to construction. two lanes getting by to the left and one to the right. andrea, that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> you heard howard's forecast and you see it on the screen, 79 degrees. yes, it is j
on the map. mid-60s from frederick, maryland, to leesburg, virginia. 62 in winchester. as we widen out the view, along the eastern seaboard, a pocket of absolutely cooler air far western maryland, the change in dewpoints is the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, a little bit of a drying trend. as a result, with high pressure in charge, a west to northwesterly wind will mix out more and more of the humidity. a beauty of a sunday coming up today. lots of sunshine. a somewhat stormier weather pattern coming our way into the week. that's good news. we still need the rainfall around here. for today, bright sunshine with high pressure in charge. that area of high pressure slides off the eastern seaboard overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. it opens up the flood gates to atlantic and gulf moisture. as a result as we get through the course of the day on monday, a slight chance for a shower late in the damon, especially monday night. but i think tuesday will be our busier day. main area of risk for severe weather. it moves towards us for tuesday. so your forecast on a beautiful sund
are still looking for her killer. family and friends remembered her at a service last night. >>> a maryland soldier officially faces charges connected to leaking of this video in iraq t shows an apache helicopter againing down unarmed men. army specialist bradley manning is facing multiple accounts of putting national security at risk. >>> british petroleum is looking to break down the barrels of oil pouring into the gulf with bacteria. the latest attempt is an oil- eating microbe produced by a florida biotech firm. we have a report. >> they eat it as a food source. they degrade it. they take it apart molecule by molecule. >> start off with a very small concentration. >> this is one of several companies pitching a type of oil-eating back tear what to help clean up the gulf. their product is made from naturally occurring microbes that break town oil that are then concentrated, fermented and strayed on the oil, a process called bioremediation. it is commonly used to clean up toxic industrial accidents, jet fuel spills and brown fields. oil-eating bacteria was used to help clean up the alaska
in the gambling arena. maryland has approved slots, something charlestown has had for years. now they offer games you'd expect to see in vegas and atlantic city. >> it's really taking money out of maryland, you know, and bringing it down here. so as a result, they're losing revenue. >> the casino is still packed on this opening night that people are waiting in line just to get to one of these table games. officials say more than 90% of the gamblers here are from d.c., maryland and virginia. >> when the ca sin sew nope is in full operation next week, there will be 85 different tables and a 27-table poker room. that's in addition to 5,000 slot machines. >> i just think it's going to bring a lot more people here that normally would go to atlantic city or vegas. it's just an hour down the road versus a $400 plane ticket. >> darcy spencer, news4. >>> some improperly disposed fireworks sparked a massive fire last night. the family had set off legal fire works and followed all the precautions but they placed the fire works in a plastic bucket that melted on the front porch. the resulting fire destroyed
. also, 77 down in fredericksburg. 74 at baltimore. 73 in frederick, maryland. here is a look at the satellite- radar. from the live shot you saw of the 14th street bridge, it is a mix of clouds and sun this morning. some clouds on the horizon and across portions of the sky. that is kind of the way it is going to be today. some sun mixed in with clouds through outthe day today but not a bad day. we do have changes though. here is your forecast. it will be warmer. yesterday, we only got up to 87 degrees. today, we are looking at 9 2- rbgs 93 degrees under partly sunny skies. it will be pore humid. a slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the afternoon. a better chance during the evening but i do think today they would be widely scattered. -- today, we are looking at 92, 93 degrees under partly sunny skies. >>> the crew if sky fox is checking out your ride as you travel the capital beltway. landser op on the capital beltway with no problems to report. now, again, in montgomery county, this morning, police tell me there are at least 21 intersections that are
now 47,000 pepco customers in maryland are still without power as a result of sunday's violent storms. and crews are working feverishly to get more customers back on-line. most of the outages are in montgomery county. kristin fisher is joining us with a progress report. gm, kristin. >> good morning, angie. i'm at the intersection of weller and good hill and you all just missed a bunch of power crews. they have been here all night long working to restore power in the neighborhood. great news for the people who live in this neighborhood. they say power should be back on momentarily. and this is happening throughout the dc area as more and more people get back on- line. now, right now pepco has roughly 400 crews in the field working to restore power in the area. about 300 of those are reinforcements from out of town. yesterday morning there was a caravan of power crews from as far away as ohio rolling out of pepco's storm staging area at montgomery county fairgrounds. they have been working throughout the night to restore service to pepco customers and they have made progress, like i men
weather today but nonetheless a couple of rumbles can't be ruled out in southern maryland. traveling over the bay bridge and out towards ocean city or rehoboth, rain free at the beaches for now. this band of rain showers will be in out and of the beach fairly quickly during the course of the day. i think even by late this evening it will be dry weather again at the coastline. temperatures in the 70s and 80s. low pressure offshore. that's the reason we've enhanced our rainfall around here this morning so off to a showery start on our saturday. but sunshine is lurking just a few hours away from us. west of the blue ridge you'll have decent amount of sunshine by late afternoon, longer to get the sun out in the washington area. for today cloudy and very muggy outside. scattered showers, one or two rumbles of thunder that's about it. the bay forecast for today, today is not the best day to be out doing any boating or sailing but tomorrow will be a beauty. down at the beaches, ocean city to rehoboth, wonderful weather for tomorrow after a rather shower filled saturday, and i can verify to you t
now in falls church. 70 in manassas. 77 degrees in annapolis, maryland and 71 degrees in gaithersburg. there's a look at the radar. one or two lone some showers moving oust central culpeper and down towards spotsylvania south of fredericksburg. one or two lone some rain drops. for the most part our saturday will be dry and rain free. might see another few isolated showers later on this afternoon and evening, primarily west of the blue ridge, west of the shenandoah valley, so if you have a ticket to the game tonight, the philly and the nationals, don't cancel your plans because i think they are going to have more than enough dry weather to get that game in inner loop great game last night. >> a good win for us. >> thanks, chuck. >>> new today two suspects are behind bars after allegedly stealing a car and crashing head on into a plolice cruiser. this happened last night in gaithersburg. police were notified by lojack. an officer began to follow the stolen car which sped up and crashed into the police cruiser. the officer involved in that crash is expected to be okay. >>> one person is
to talk directly to the people who run the train system. amtrak's c.e.o., the maryland transportation secretary and the transportation chief spend the afternoon riding the train and listening to passengers. >> i understand things break down but when you don't seem to care, people tend to get very angry. >> reporter: this meet and greet session comes in the midst of a troubling period for marc trains. june 21 train 538 left union station on the way to baltimore but lost power near new carolton. passengers were stuck on board that train for more than two hours in 100-degree temperatures with no air, no open windows or doors, and no water. >> i just had sunlight pouring in heating me up. it was getting more and more uncomfortable as it went on. >> what took place that night should absolutely not have taken place. there's no excuse for that. >> reporter: then just yesterday another train heading to bwi marshall airport missed a scheduled stop in odenton. transportation secretary and transit chief were on board. they say among all the breakdowns, misstops and other problems, passengers say
for residents of a maryland apartment complex. the air-conditioning is off in a number of units and others have been condemned because of utility problems. some residents are worried about the heat and how it might effect their health and as scott broom reports those residents are on their own for solutions. >> reporter: the pinewood chase apartments. >> 110 degrees in here now. james harley figures this is a health threatening situation. >> i am 58 years old. i am asthmatic, i we'rey about my asthma and i have high blood pressure too. >> reporter: the problem is the aging a k unit, it simply blows hot air. he says apartment management has been unresponsive and now the situation is serious. >> my ac been broking almost all summer. >> reporter: everywhere i looked today around this complex there were problems. i found at least four units condemned by county health officials thursday because of a water pipe burst shutting down air-conditioning residents said. they considered themselves the lucky ones because the condemnation forced management to move them to other units, left behind more air- con
, most ever by a maryland football team. 0-9 was painful. a loss to middleton state. no wonder why maryland would like to forget it, but no, reporters won't let them do that. last season, nightmare was the game of the choice. smith all speaking for the turfs. smith says the only thing he is thinking about is maybe. >> as far as last season, i wouldn't say we forgot about it. it is on our mind. at the same time, we're just focused on maybe. just taking one game at a time and that is exactly what we're going to do. you know, the equipmenting management -- the equipment management, everyone. we're focused on everyone right now. >> we're bringing in the big guns. brian mitchell, b. mitch will join us. and you can bet that they will not hold back. you can check that out at 11:35. up the road a little bit, the baltimore ravens will not be on camp. suffering a head injury, sergio has been hospitalized with what has been believed to have fallen down two flights of stairs. the good news, he is in stable condition. >>> nascar at indy motor speedway for the 400, not wasting any time to rub. f
county residence could go to for specific cooling center locations. and if you live in maryland in montgomery county, residence there could call them. prince george's county residence call 301-265-8450. if you lick in the district, just dial 3-1-1. you'll find a complete list of the locations on you'll want to click at the banner on the top of the page. >>> well, power problems are another concern during this blistering heat. bruce leshan is still out in northeast, where a few hundred people are really suffering because of an outage there, bruce? >> reporter: yeah, lesli. what a miserable time to lose power ask air-conditioning. they were hoping to have the power back on by 6:00. but you can see that the work is still going on right here behind me. and out along here, there are actually people down in the trenches, literally, underneath the truck here. doing what they are trying to do to get the power restored. you can see them along here. throwing a whole lot of resources to add this to try to get it fixed. take a look at the video tape. i want you to look at this cl
for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. it's time for fios. >>> maryland's health officials say two more deaths have been attributed to the hot weather. that brings the number to ten. the most recent deaths include one in baltimore another in prince george's county. both were over the age of 65 and had underlying conditions. the victims were found inside their homes which did not have air conditioning. the temperature inside measured above 90 degrees. it's 6:19 right now. now a break. >> that's right. we need it desperately around here not to be above 90 degrees. we've been 90 or higher the entire last week. our first back-to-back 100 degrees in 11 years over the course of the week. finally a little change coming our way. welcomed news. cloudy skies and some rain showers out there to get your saturday started but it's been so hot and so dry for so long that i think everyone is willing to take some cloudy cool rain showers even on a weekend. outside on your saturday take a check of it. from the roof of the hotel down near national airport where our city camera lives. cloudy and w
brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside president george's bush's ranch in texas. >>> it's been a day without water for more than a dozen homes in washington, d.c. a water brake between whittier and van buren is disrupting water service in the area. that break also caused the street to buckle. drivers are being detoured while repairs are being made. >>> and a d.c. fire boat was called to the scene of a brush fire near fletcher's shoreline near georgetown. the fire was contained to a small area. firefighters put the flames out quickly. no one was hurt. >>> we have a commuter aleft on 16th street in northwest d.c. the park service began work today to repair a 3
's road, maryland. neighbors say this is not the first time something like this has happened. our news 4 report. >> it drives me nuts. >> reporter: peggy la floor says she has been dealing with this, cats running through her neighborhood, hiding under her car. as cute as they are, they are frustrated because there are just too many of them. >> they come over here. we can't even open our doors or windows in the springtime because of the smell. it's really, really bad. >> reporter: she said the problem is this house and the woman inside who for years has been hoarding dozens of cats. when we talked to the woman who did not wish to have her face on camera, she didn't think it was a problem. >> there were 25 out back and three inside. >> reporter: 28 cats. do you think that's a lot? >> they were cared for. they were fed. they had water. >> reporter: charles county animal control tells a different story. after repeated requests to clean up the feces and unsafe living conditions were ignored, they decided to suit up and move in. crews arrived around 1:30 and three hours later they rounded up 2
responsibilities. >>> the state of maryland has launched a program aimed at helping people buy homes. state administrators say the program will provide $100 million in mortgage loans. and it will be focused on areas that expect to see significant growth due to a big military base realignment about to take place. >> it's good news for our first- time home buyers. it's good news for families relocating to maryland as a result of the base realignment and closure program. >> and more good news. under this program, interest rates in the statewide maryland mortgage program are being lowered to 4.5%. >>> here is something you should know about. the better business burrow reportings seeing an increase of complaints against online car dealer. shoppers have lost many to these websites. if a dealer only communicates through chat or e-mail, that's a sign. and if payments are only accepted through wire transfer, that's a sure-fire sign. for more tips go to our website,, and click on living smart. >>> honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate. they are essential to agricultural and -- our
poolesville, maryland from #:00 to 10:00 as parted of our hometown friday series. gurvir, steve, allison, tony and tucker, the whole gang will all be out there so if you are in that area, can you head to wayland commons and meet the crew out there. it will be a hot one though. so keep in mind, stay cool if you can. here you go. cool way to beat the heat in japan at least. temperatures soared to 100 degrees in tokyo. a group built a bowling lane being piends an bowling balls all from ice. the group is trying to boost an interest in the sports so she set up this ice cold alley right in the middle of the business district. why doesn't somebody build one of those in dupont. >> that is a real innovative suggestion. >> it would melt pretty quickly here though today. >> i think so t was hot yesterday but it will be even warmer today. as the weekend progresses, we'll see it get even worse. i am just giving you fair warning on that. as we start off, temperature- wise, yesterday, we were into the 90s. we were above seasonal. that will continue as well so be prepared. 96degrees at national airport. 95 at
.c., maryland, issues all our jurisdictions around here. first up in the district, let's talk a little politics, folks. the chairman of the board of elections resigned last week. we have a big primary coming up september 14th. how is that going to be affected by this? >> you know, it seems like a nitpicky story but it is significant. if there was a challenge to election results, who would resolve it? the district may not be able to certify who is elected. this board has done a lot of voter registration levels. people need to make sure their names weren't purged erroneously. they will have where you can register and vote the same day. you can vote out of precinct. there are all these big changes. it's a lot for one agency. there's a question about whether or not they'll be able to do their job without a chairman or a board with a quorum. now, politically, this is a fight. the mayor will be able to appoint somebody out of emergency. >> interesting timeng. >> right. >> so the council is saying we have some names that we could present and we'll come back into session just for this one issue because
, maryland, last year. police believe he used his job to pick his victims and track them down. pat collins has more on this. >> reporter: jim, they say he youed a computer to help target his victims, a thief, a robber, a killer, linked to five murders in prince george's county and possibly other crimes in other places. at a table inside police headquarters, part of the team that worked this double-double murder case, the potential suspect described as a monster. >> i think we will go down as one of the most foul criminals and murderers in the history of the united states of america. >> reporter: this investigation went on for more than a year and a half. tonight we learn more about this person of interest. since he hasn't been charged we can't say his name but sources say he is 27 years old, a graduate of the university of maryland, that he has a degree in computer science technology, that he worked for a delivery service and had access to customer databases, that he used that information to select his targets. they say he lived in the neighborhood where the murders happened. they say he's
to the foreclosure crisis. it is still hitting hard in our area. maryland has one of the nation's highest foreclosure ranks. maryland ranks in the top ten with 1 in every 399 households facing foreclosure. here's a twist that might surprise you. tens of thousands of people have stopped paying their mortgage but do expect to stay for months or even years. nabs's mike taibe explains how they are taking advantage of the system. >> reporter: when the recession squeezed allen's pest control and restoration business down to almost nothing, he and his wife susan faced a decision, continue to pay their adjustable rate mortgage that ballooned to $2,000 a month or -- >> not pay the house for a while. save the job. have a place to live for six months, a year, year and a half. >> reporter: same choice of alexander greg whose painting job dried up. he's still in his home even though he stopped paying his mortgage 18 months ago. >> buys me some time to be able to go to school and look towards the future. >> reporter: there's a name for what's happening. strategic default. the home owner decided to simply stop payi
question. we'll have an update to that next. >>> a big drug bust in maryland. here is some of what police say they found. >>> a woman charged with killing her own father. we'll have detail coming up next. you are watching fox 5 morning news. ws. this doesn't have to be our future. not if the senate acts now on legislation to promote energy efficiency, biofuels, and renewable energy sources. let's make america more energy independent, protect our environment, and create millions of new jobs right here at home - instead of losing those jobs to other countries. if you want to change america's energy future, call your senators and tell them to support clean energy legislation now. >>> a northern virginia woman is accused of murdering her elderly father. neighbors say 53-year-old patricia blevins is a nurse. she started having financial trouble. soon after, her mother died. her 82-year-old father then collapsed and died in march while living at the residence inn in woodbridge. an autopsy showed he had a high level of zoloft and undissolved crushed tablets in his stomach. >>> two men have been
national with a few 60s in western maryland and west virginia but a muggy start to the day south and east of washington. more humidity today. stray chance of a thunderstorm. upper 90s to near 100. low 90s by noon and a heat advisory that goes in to affect at noon. it is 5:00 a.m. angie has the latest on the friday light traffic. >> you can say that again. look out here. it is friday light. nice and green and clean. that's how we like the commute out there and looks like a lot of the construction is clearing across the region. move it outside where we have one trouble spot to tell you about. an ongoing police investigation in northwest dc. you will find it at the intersection of 6th and h street. you want to use caution. to virginia, 395 northbound to incidents to report from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. 270 you are okay as well out of frederick past 121 to the split. looks like off ramps should be opening up at the montross road exit going southbound and northbound. back to you. >>> this morning, metro says it is taking action to improve how it handles crowds when something goes
in maryland as you head on 95. beltway looks good as well. traveling on the outer loop from college park past new hampshire avenue, you can see all of your lanes looking great. traveling in virginia, if you are head up northbound 395, there is a new traffic pattern for the 14th street bridge today. here, we've got the cent lane closed here. you'll be getting by two lanes to the left, one to the right. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> we want to get more on the developing story we are following out of india. more than 50 people are dead after two packed trains crashed in eastern india overnight. the trains were at a station in west bengal state about 125 miles north of calcutta. a high-speed train rammed into a slower-moving train. volunteers are using blowtorchs and heavy equipment to try to get to survivors. we don't have any word yet on what caused this crash. >>> it has been four days since british petroleum caped a leaking oil well in the gulf of mexico. this morning, there are more concerns that oil may be continuing to spew into the gulf. stacy cohan has t
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